Posts from Executivebiz 5/11/18

Former CACI, Leidos Exec Marjorie Bailey Joins Neustar as HR SVP

Marjorie Bailey, a 25-year human resources executive, has joined information services provider Neustar as senior vice president of HR. She will report directly to President and CEO Lisa Hook and oversee talent acquisition and development, employee engagement and diversity functions in her new position, Neustar  said Thursday
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CIA to Seek Partners to Conduct Open-Source Intell, Big Data Experiments on AWS-Built Cloud

CIA plans to team up with companies to perform open-source intelligence and big data experiments using an Amazon Web Services-built cloud platform, Bloomberg Government reported Thursday. An updated acquisition schedule posted May 7 says the agency will use the C2S unclassified cloud platform for the five-year Mesa Verde project that will analyze large data workloads and apply data visualization, sentiment analysis and natural language processing methods to generate insights…
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ESG to Conduct Energy Conservation Efforts at Hill AFB

Energy Systems Group has received a 22-year, $42 million energy savings performance contract to perform energy conservation efforts and modify industrial infrastructure processes at the Hill Air Force Base in Utah…
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Trump Considers Rep. Brian Mast for VA Secretary Post

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., has emerged as one of the potential frontrunners to succeed David Shulkin as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The Trump administration has begun to consider other candidates after Navy Rear Adm…
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Huntington Ingalls, 3D Systems Partner to Develop Additive Manufacturing Tech for Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division and 3D Systems are co-developing additive manufacturing or 3D printing technologies that may be applied in naval shipbuilding…
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Harris Gets $141M Contract to Support India’s Air Traffic Mgmt Comms Tech Modernization

Harris has secured a potential $15-year, $141 million contract from the Airports Authority of India to help modernize the country’s air traffic management communications system. The company said Thursday it aims to help AAI update network operations and security measures as well as increase the performance, quality and reliability of the Indian ATM infrastructure through the Futuristic Telecommunications Infrastructure initiative…
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GAO: Indefinite-Delivery Orders Comprised 40% of DoD Contract Obligations in FY 2015-2017

The Government Accountability Office has found that orders placed under indefinitely-delivery contracts accounted for approximately 40 percent of the Defense Department’s contract obligations between fiscal years 2015 and 2017…
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Arnold Defense Introduces Fletcher Rocket Launcher at SOFEX 2018

Arnold, Miss.-based firm Arnold Defense has introduced its new laser-guided rocket launcher along with an advanced precision kill weapon system at the 2018 Special Operations Forces Exposition at Marka, Jordan, Defense News reported Thursday
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George Tagg Named Hill+Knowlton Government & Public Sector Practice Head

George Tagg Jr., former adviser at departments of State and Defense, has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as global head of its newly established government and public sector practice. H+K said Thursday Tagg will work with the communications consulting firm’s executives and client leads to support customers across the globe…
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AWS Certifies ECS Machine Learning Services

Fairfax, Va.-based information technology firm ECS has obtained Amazon Web Services‘ machine learning competency designation. ECS said Thursday its consulting practice will offer ML services to government and commercial organizations through the company’s Cloud Center of Excellence…
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Raytheon Opens Tucson Facilities for Missile Systems Business Expansion Push

Raytheon has dedicated new facilities in Tucson, Ariz., as part of efforts to increase the operational capacity of the company’s mission systems business. Construction of the unit’s new testing facility, customer access center and multipurpose building is scheduled for completion this year, Raytheon said Thursday
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Orbis Technologies to Provide Automated Document Redaction Tool for DoD

Orbis Technologies has secured a production contract to provide an automatic document redaction technology for the Defense Department. The company said Thursday it will deliver its Redaction and Exploitation Releasability tool to allow the U…
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VIDEO: SpotMini Autonomous Navigation

SpotMini autonomously navigates a specified route through an office and lab facility. Before the test, the robot is manually driven through the space so it can build a map of the space using visual data from cameras mounted on the front, back and sides of the robot…